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convention kicks off as president obama's secret weapon, his wife michelle, takes the stage to tell the country why they should give her husband another four years. >>> new kid on the block. a 37-year-old mayor, a rising latino leader. tonight, julian castro delivers a history-making speech, can he do what a young obama did eight years ago, when he made the speech that launched his career. we're behind the scenes. >>> and party on. the gloves are off. it's crunch time for president obama's campaign with the polls in a dead heat, can the democrats convince americans that things will be better the second time around? >>> good evening. i'm terry moran in charlotte, north carolina. day one of the democratic national convention. and here just, just a little ile ago, michelle obama brought down the house. they had the signs "we love michelle." this one is prepackprepackaged, question about it. but the emotion rponse spontaneous, as michelle obama told the nation why she believes her husband deserves another four years in the white house. when she speaks of their love and dreams. no questi
and enthusiastic crowd, first lady michelle obama saying the presidency reveals who you really are. i want to show you a photo that was tweeted out earlier. can you take a look at it. it's coming up right here. there it is. the president and their two daughters. 14-year-old malia and 11-year-old sasha watching from the white house. >> a week ago, michelle obama taking off on the theme of love. saying she loves him more than she did four years ago, and 23 years ago, watching him. as you said, revealed, and tying it to what he is doing as president. also, talking about his love for the american people and what they've learned from the american people. clearly, cokie roberts down on the floor, this is a speech designed to rally the faithful and it did in this hall. >> it certainly did. the signs of we love michelle. but also, she did something important in terms of humanizing as ann romney. a lot of presidents try to portray him as different. she said he was raised just like me. as she painted a portrait of our own childhood as being so very normal. but also this whole question we're not in it alone.
brought down the house here. michele obama looks back and forward with diane sawyer and talked about how her kids reacted to her big speech. >>> and the thin doctor. he works with jay-z and oprah, now he's spinning tunes at this convention, like "signed sealed delivered." we hang with him to find out how do democrats get down. >> good evening, i'm terry moran here in charlotte, north carolina, where the 2012 democratic convention has entered the history books with a speech by president barack obama. a stirring speech for the people here in the hall. he launched a vigorous defense of his record, several negative attacks against mitt romney and he offered the delegates a little bit of that old-time obama religion of hope. all in all, the people who were in this hall, received this speech, they were elek triified by it. they were explosive at times. you could hear them yearning for his success. the real question is, how does this play outside the hall, in the un country, with you? because the president has significant challenges ahead of him. ♪ they still love him. barack obama may be str
'll say. and michelle obama, the speech, was she taking aim. and what's happening now with that dress. >>> and tonight abc's weather editor sam champion with more extreme weather on the way. >>> the moments after strapping a bomb on to help her. >>> and the price is right. if you've ever bought something on line, the new report says if you wait just one minute before you place the order, you could save up to $100. >>> and good evening, from charlotte tonight. a big night ahead at the democratic national convention. and we should note that diane has just arrived back from mississippi. she was there today with our friend robin roberts for robin's mother's funeral. all of our hearts in mississippi we do begin with the major headlines in charlotte tonight. in fact, look at this, the stage where president obama was to give his big speech outdoors tomorrow night, being taken apart tonight. the speech is now being moved here to a smaller arena indoors, the campaign says the possibility of storms and lightning forcing the move. the romney camp jumping in on their own take on that. president o
meant? >> after, i think everybody i think michelle obama knocked it out of the park i think for many different reasons. for the crowd, enthusiasm. many people look at her, wow, she could be a national candidate on the scene. for me, watching her, her speaking ability and the ability to generate that has grown dramatically in four years. >> what you heard from the romney campaign, it got much attention today. >> as the president said of mitt romney's speech that kind of tribute to success is to say i didn't watch it. no, this convention has run very smoothly, they've presented in front of america's most gorgeous families in all its rounds appearance, at home, in the white house and out around the country. that's what they set out to do. they did it with all the skill of hollywood. and that's not a criticism. they're supposed to do it that way. >> well, look, there's no question, she got the delegates on their feet. today, i saw more buttons with michelle obama's face than i thought the president's. is she real inspired people. i had people texting and tweeting all around the country,
are waiting for the first lady, mall -- michelle obama. she is supposed toew? stick to a more positive message. the president, though, made mention of his wife's speech when he was campaigning earlier today in virginia. take a listen. >> whatever i say here today, it's going to be, at best, a distance second to the speech you'll hear tonight from the star of the obama family, mall ma'am-- michelle obama. >> reporter: these wives are really playing critical roles for their husbands. this is exactly one week after ann romney delivered her speech at the rnc. >> tory dunnan live for us in charlotte. >>> the republicans, as you know, had clint eastwood. now some democrats are calling for betty white. there's a petition to get her. she endpoarsd president obama in-- endorsed president obama in may. >>> coming up at 6:00, these owners are beside themselves. who could have stolen puppies. >> and breast cancer. we will hear from some survivors. those stories and more coming up at six. now here's a preview of what's ahead at 6:30. >>> coming up on world news, charlotte and the democratic national conven
. and once again, it is a woman. it is first lady michelle obama tonight, beginning this high-pressure moment with a speech. at the republican national convention, it was the candidates right there, ann romney. >> and the husbands, they challenge, mirror image this week. mitt romney came in according to the latest abc news/"washington post" poll, shows brand new, in the least favorable, 47% favorable, 49% unfavorable. >> and also under water, a surprising undertow among registered women voters. the abc news/"washington post" poll showing a slide among them. >> and, of course, the first lady going to be addressing that tonight in her speech. we're going to be analyzing it all. we've got the white house correspondent jake tapper on the floor along with jon karl and cokie roberts here in the studio, george will and donna brazile. >> jake tapper on the floor. >> well, diane, four years ago, the democratic national convention from four years ago was very different than here. enthusiasm, but nothing like we saw in colorado four years ago. and of those numbers we just talked about a couple of things
on the air tonight, not long from now on that stage. the first lady michelle obama will enter the arena do give a speech to millions of americans about her husband and the pressure is on. because a brand-new abc news/"washington post" poll shows the president has been sliding among registered women voters, some of his strongest, most steadfast supporters. take a look at the poll. in april, 57% of the women said they approved the president. today, just 46%. and for the first time, more women slightly disapprove of the president than approve. that is a new low. so what is going on? is this real and what does mrs. obama have to do tonight, it's "your voice your vote." and our political team has out in force all day. let's lead off again with abc's ja jake tapper down on the convention floor. >>> good evening, those are bad poll numbers for president obama with crucial votes, all eyes on first lady michelle obama as she comes to the podium to try to shore up that pivotal group. michelle obama came to the podium to help voters connect to her husband while the president can seem cool andal lo al
convention four years ago and all the promise he then seemed to represent. >> first lady michele obama came to the podium this afternoon to prepare for her speech tomorrow night. her husband at a labor day celebration in ohio, took credit for saving the u.s. auto industry. >> i believed in you, i bet on you and because of that bet, three years later, that bet is paying off for america! >> reporter: it's a line that begins to answer the classic question from reagan in 1980. >> are you better off than you were four years ago? >> reporter: over the weekend, top obama aides and supporters struggled to answer that question. >> are we where we need to be? no. >> we have a lot more work to do. >> reporter: today, an about-face. >> we are clearly better off as a country. >> absolutely. >> america is better off today. >> reporter: so job one for the week, the president needs to come up with a compelling case as to why the country is better off now. but it's not just about the past. he also needs to paint a vision of the economy going forward. what will he do so the recovery is stronger than its been
wednesday morning, everyone. we begin this wednesday with michelle obama, delivering an impassioned speech on the first night of the democratic national convention. >> the first lady got a rousing reception in charlotte, where she told cheering delegates that the man she knows as a husband and a father, is the man to lead this country for four more years. abc's brandi hitt joins us live from charlotte with the latest. good morning, brandi. >> reporter: michelle obama was the star at the opening night of the democratic national convention. and she revealed personal details about the president as only she could. >> being president doesn't change who you are. no, it reveals who you are. >> reporter: in an emotional speech, first lady michelle obama reminded voters her husband still stands behind working families with every tough decision he makes as president. >> for barack, success isn't about how much money you make. it's about the difference you make in people's lives. >> reporter: president obama and their daughters watched the spee from the white house. while others at the democratic nat
. michelle obama asked america to vote for the man she loves. >> the first lady stepped into the spotlight in charlotte giving her pitch for the president's second term. it is wednesday, september 5th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good wednesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm paula faris. michelle obama's passionate speech got cheers and some tears from the democratic delegates. we'll take you live to charlotte in a moment. you are also going to see how the rich and powerful are enjoying plenty of perks at the dnc. abc's brian ross and he did it as well at the rnc. >>> in this half-hour on the front lines of a dangerous california fire fight. why the battle in the steep rugged ter rain outside l.a. is far from over. >> something gross in the gulf coast hurricane zone, thousand and thousand of swamp rats. adding insult to injury after isaac. good thing you can't smell them on tv. something that you experience when you are down there. >> swamp rat, so we are clear is not the official term, nutria, huge, beaver-like creatures they're massive and becom
to be the prime time speech, something that is anticipated. this eve, michelle obama. >> the keynote speakler be the mayor from san antonio texas. introducing him will be our governors martin o'malley, tabbing the podium around 10:00 -- taking the podium around 10:00. we will head to north carolina and send it over to brandy hit. >> reporter: good morning, the stage is set. now it's time for the democratic national convention to begin. the most popular woman in the white house will be taking the podium later tonight. the first day of the democratic national convention will spotlight first lady, might be lady michelle obama. >> reporter: the obama campaign to mrs. obama as the closer. she must convince america he husband is taking the country in the right direction. a similar opening night to last week's republican convention, when ann romney painted her husband as a likable guy. >> can i tell you mitt romney was not handed success. >> reporter: when the gavel strikes on the convention stage the president will be in the midst of his road to charlotte campaign tour touting efforts to bring the
the enthusiasm from four years ago. >> you know my husband has your back. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama on tuesday. former president bill clinton on wednesday when he will formally nominate the president and vice-president joe biden before introducing president obama on thursday. here's what the president is up to today. he's on this tour being dubbed the tour. he's taking a quick break from the campaign trip. he just landed in louisiana where he will be looking at the storm damage from hurricane isaac. one person that has already arrived at the convention is michelle obama. she gave everyone a wave. >> all right. thanks, live from charlotte, north carolina. we'll see you tomorrow. >>> three days after he accepted the republican nomination, mitt romney's twitter account surpassed the 1 million mark. romney thanked followers and made a point to call his followers active. some high profile figures have been accused of beefing it up with fake accounts. president obama's campaign page has more than 19 million followers. >>> the obama administration introduced one ofs it big secrets, the whi
fighters. later michelle obama and former president bill clinton will speak leading up to a large celebration thursday inside bank of america stadium. >> enough is enough. >> reporter: hundreds protested the big banks on the streets of charlotte sunday. on his road to charlotte tour, president obama continues to criticize the republican opponent's convention speech. >> governor romney knows the secret to creating jobs and growing the economy. nobody ever bothered to tell us what they were. >> this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office ruers gallup poll shows the race is a dead heat and another poll after the republican convention that showed romney with a slight lead now shows the two are tied. with two months until election day. in tampa -- >> in tampa paul ryan said without leadership why should the next four years be any different from the last four years. barack obama has to answer the question. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama arrives today and mitt romney is using this week to prepare for the upcoming debates. brandy hitt abc ne
from michelle obama, compared to ann romney's speech last week, as the democratic convention now begins in just a few hours. >>> scientology storm swirling around tom cruise again. did church officials choose mates for the megastar. >>> and on the rampage, armed with a ten-ton bulldozer. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm diana perez, in for paula faris. with labor day behind us, we begin this tuesday with the unofficial end to the summer of extremes. >> that's for sure. it's giving way to an early fall, filled with wildfires, high water and wicked winds, now bringing trouble from california to the carolinas. northeast of l.a., a fast-moving wildfire is tearing through the angeles national forest. the flames sending thousands of holiday campers fleeing. the fire has scorched six-square miles. and for now, aerial assault with a chopper and a dc-10 is the atta attack. so far, more than 300 firefighters have the flames barely contained. it comes as isaac roared ashore. almost 3,000 people remain in shelters and more than 100,000 have no power. baby emily, born too earl
to this crowd, firing them up right now, much like michele obama did two nights ago, president clinton last night, as character witnesses for barack obama, bringing them inside the white house. bailing out the auto companies and here's account he summed that up. >> ladies and gentlemen, i'm here to tell you, but i think you already know, that i watch it up close. bravery resides in the heart of barack obama and time and time again, i witness him summon it. this man has courage in his soul, compassion in his heart, and a spine of steel. and because of all the actions he took, because of the calls he made, because of the determination of american workers and the unparalleled bravery of our special forces, we can now proudly say what you've heard me say the last six months. osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive! [ cheers and applause ] >> i cannot help but think as the obama campaign continues to point out, he's made eight trips to iraq alone since he was vice president. a total of, i have it here, 16 trips all-tolled in his career. they want that in everybody's mind when he head
charlotte. >>> tonight michelle obama tries to make the case for her husband's re-election. abc's karen travers is joining us from charlotte with more at what is at stake for the democrats. good morning, karen. >> reporter: hi. this arena is empty right now. tonight a very different story. jammed with democrats who are eager to launch their convention and give rebuttal to the republicans. the stage is set, and democrats are ready to get their convention under way. first lady michelle obama arrived in charlotte, she got a feel for where she will deliver her primetime address, a speech, the democrats say is critical to their message this week. most americans spent labor day enjoying the end of summer. but the candidates were busy working. in toledo, ohio, president obama took credit for saving the auto industry. >> i stood with american workers. i stood with american manufacturing. i believeden you. i bet on you. i will make that bet any day of the week. later he detoured off the trail to louisiana. there he surveyed the damage from hurricane isaac and met with flood victims. >> nobody is
. the speech is from michelle obama and leian castro. the dnc will wrap up thursday when obama gives his address. >>> the dnc has gotten off to a soggy stat but here is something, a tower cam captured a rainbow over charlotte, north carolina, as storms passed through the area. >>> we had rainy weather across our region. i guess you say this is going to come for a few more days. >> it is going to linger. we have the remnants of isaac moving in across the area. we will have this until wednesday and showers around in to thursday. we can see what is going on, i'm going to zoom in closer. we have a few showers lingering, frederick county, carroll county, to the north and east. if you are heading to pennsylvania, this morning, you are going to run in to heavier rain showers across the area. they have flood watches and warnings in the vicinity. temperatures, once again, very warm outside, muggy, we can see the 76 degrees, annapolis, 72 marriottsville. 70 westminster. edgewood 74. 73 elkton. >>> by 6:00, the roads in downtown baltimore should be re- opened for you use following the weekend's gra
of a lot of degenerative gat delegates. >> back to the stage, we're seeing craig robinson, michele obama's brother. and also her mother, and the mother-in-law who's been living in the white house and helping with the girls all this time. i want to go to cokie roberts. cokie, what do you think? >> i'm seeing them all hugging each other and looking very, very happy. i'm looking out at a sea of very happy delegates. what really struck me here was that this speech was meant to be in a lot of ways, an empowering speech. what he was really saying is that you are, the voters are hope and change. not me. you. and you give me hope, and you are the people who can make change by choosing the future that i am outlining for you. it's up to you now, hope and change, not me. >> they say those voters -- it's time to change direction. they're saying it's a referendum on president obama, not a choice. >> george, it was foreshadowing three things in the obama campaign. first, it's unclear what he meant when he said i endorse the principles of my buoy partisan commission. that sets up the team to say, is th
has to achieve, what bill clinton did here last night, and first lady michele obama sits down with us, to tell us what she says to her husband right before he walks on stage. >>> super surge. wall street rockets to a four-year high. why? and will it last? >>> the hostage learns the truth. tonight, the woman told by bank robbers they had strapped a bomb to her waist, learns what the bomb really was, and new clues tonight about those men. >>> growing up. malia and sasha, the first lady tells us what surprises her the most about them today. >>> good evening from charlotte, north carolina. this is the biggest night of the democratic national convention. the last night. and president obama at this moment, preparing to walk on to that stage to join the duel with republican candidate mitt romney who spoke last week. the president, about to make a high stakes case for himself to the american people. our political team is out in force tonight to cover it all. abc's chief white house correspondent ready now to lead us off. jake? >> good evening, diane. senior white house officials say president
as tomorrow. >>> michelle obama takes center stage at the democratic national convention. her deeply personal speech electrifies the crowd. >> you see, at the end of the day, my most important title is still mom in chief. >> the president and their daughters watch from the white house, as the first lady makes the case for a second term. >>> the latest on those bombshell claims about tom cruise. stunning, new details from the shocking "vanity fair" cover story about what it took to be his girlfriend. his alleged personal orders to change her look, including filing down her teeth. now, the writer who broke the story joins us. >>> and apple's supersecret surprise. we'll reveal what the brand-new product launch really is. can apple top themselves one more time? >>> and good morning, america, from the democratic convention here in charlotte. robin is with her family in mississippi right now. happy to have elizabeth vargas with us. what a night here last night. when michelle obama came out, the crowd was electrified. she brought them to their feet. she didn't mention mitt romney at all last night.
is first lady michelle obama. >> it is time to move forward, that's the choice in this election. >> reporter: this week, it's the democrats' turn to rally support behind president obama and his bid for a second term. the stage is set in charlotte, with democrats billing their national convention the most open convention in history. >> front row, right up front and personal. >> reporter: democrats are using star power to get their message across, all week long. including appearances by eva lon goe ya, james taylor, mary j. blige, and the foo fighters. they're in bank of america stadium. >> all: enough is enough. >> reporter: hundreds protested the big banks on the streets on friday. on his tour, the president continues to criticize his opponent's speech. >> the governor knows the secret to growing jobs and helping the economy. nobody bothered to tell us what they were. >> this president cannot tell us you're better off today than when he got to office. >> reporter: a poll showed romney with a slight lead now shows the two are tied, with two months until election day. >> in tampa,
are still talking about michelle obama's dress, her speech, what are you hearing about that? >> reporter: people stalking about the dress and some people saying they feel like they have to go work out after seeing that dress and the way this looked. let's talk more about the speech itself because that's way more important. many people inside the convention hall said she really brought back some of that enthroughism from four years ago and the more personal stories. she also tried to relate to some of those voters or struggling at the moment. take a listen. >> barak knows what this -- barack knows what this means when a a manically struggles. barack knows the american dream because he's lived it. >> reporter: kelly, you might remember go a week ago or so when ann rom something gave her speech, she tried to relate, talking about some of the struggles, she and mitt romney had when they were married. pretty apparent they are all going after that middle class vote. >>> hollywood is rule thatly lending some star power to the democratic national convention. may cord -- some actresses have been
to the democratic star, michelle obama hit 22,000 tweet per minute. >> we got so much more to do. >> reporter: bill clinton did lot of talking. prompting lots of tweeting, spiking over 22,000 tweet per minute as he concluded his remass. the reason for the gap between the partys, a study from the internet and american life project may of incite, more democrats place importance on independent sice. . >> the battle for your holiday shopping buck is on already. look at amazon's latest attempt overto overthrow the ipad and the updated forecast on abc2 news at 6:00 which start right now.
and first lady michelle obama will observe a moment of silence on the south lawn of the white house to mark the first plane collision. also today a ceremony will be held in shanksville pennsylvania to ruer the -- remember the victims that died on flight 9 3. vice president joe biden will speak to honor those the bravery of those -- bravery of the passengers on the plane. a moment of silence will be observed three minutes after 10. and at 9:30 this morning, a ceremony brings a wreath laying ceremony to remember victims killed on a plane that hit the pentagon. 125 people died at the pentagon when that attack happened. >>> today half a dozen wounded war veterans will join members of the canton kayak club in remembering september 11th and all those who served the country since. it's called united we paddal and participants will paddle from fells point to the inner harbor. >>> bob woodward appearing on good morning america talking about his new book "called the price of politics." it's released today. the book deals with president obama and his handling of the economy. >>> well, if you over the
'm not that patient. >> michelle obama, not that patient. well you can see the entire interview later this morning on "the view." >>> secretary of state hillary clinton here in new york for the u.n. general assembly talking about the wave of anti-american anger in the middle east. urging muslims to display dignity and not resort to violence after the film that lampoons the prophet muhammad. clinton met with the leaders of afghanistan, pakistan, libya and egypt. >>> in suburban den version the movie theater where july's shooting massacre took place will be opening. a dozen killed. 60 wounded in the attack. the mayor of aurora, colorado, says an online survey shows residents believe the theater should reopen. victims' families and community leaders were consulted. >>> an update now on the tragic death of that baby panda at washington's national zoo. initial tests show that the week-old-cub had liver abnormalities and fluid in its abdomen. could be another two weeks before the cause of death is determined. zookeepers confirm the mother did not crush her cub. she spent the night cradling a stuffed toy
to the bounce? dowd points to michelle obama's performance. and bill clinton at that moment. >> no president -- no president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. >> reporter: the romney campaign tonight calling the bounce a sugar high from the convention. but the reality from the obama economy hasn't changed. the number most important, october 3rd, debating president obama. less than one month before that first debate. how important are the debates going to be? >> i think the debates are important. particularly when you have a small sliver that has to make up their mind. >>> a report out today highlights a security threat at hospitals around the country. about 80% of high-risk hospitals do not secure radioactive material that could be used to make a dirty bomb. "the washington post" says among the examples in the government report, is a big-city hospital that gets radioactive chemicals with a combination written on the wall where everyone can see it. >>> thousands of teachers on the picket line in chicago conti
. >> politics and punch lines go hand in hand, don't they? michelle obama delivered last night's top-ten list on the letterman show. here's two of the top-ten reasons to attend the democratic national convention. >> as a healthy alternative. we're using low-fat confetti. joe biden says it will be a big you know what deal. >> wait a minute. really? >> and mrs. obama's number one reason to watch the convention. drumroll, please. we'll findly find out who she is voting for. that was in question, wasn't it? >> indeed. you have to love the top ten. >>> your photos, videos and tweets online isn't enough for you. well, you might want to turn yourself into a walking social media display. >> the first wearable, programmable shirt. it's loaded with apps and tools to leave a lasting impression. the digital shirt is a prototype for now. it could be available to everyone if there is enough interest. >> it's made by the same interactive clothing company that created katy perry's light-up dress. wonder what they charge for something like that. >> you have to wonder. >> it's not cotton? >> we need more addic
of women, speaking of powerful, last night michelle obama gave the headlining speech. her goal was to show her husband's softer side as a family man and a person. >> when it comes to rebuilding our economy, barack is thinking about folks like his dad and grandmother. he's thinking about the pride that comes from a hard day's work. that's why he signed the lilli ledbetter pay act, to help women get equal pay for equal work. >> president obama was not in north carolina for his wife's speech. he was watching in d.c. with their two daughters. and, of course, right before the keynote speech last night, governor o'malley took the stage and abc 2 news' linda stow breaks down what he talked about and the reaction. linda, a big focus on jobs, right? >>reporter: yeah, he used maryland as an example, pointing to the state's 29 mobilities of job growth in the private sector. o'malley was on the attack as he took the stage in charlotte. he spoke for about nine minutes. he criticized romney, saying his policies would take the country back. his message to voters? give obama another four years in office
: but tonight wrapped up with a positive speech from first lady michelle obama. the president and his two daughters watched the convention from the white house as the first lady made a plea to undecided voters. >> barack knows the american dream because he's lived it and he wants everyone in this country, everyone to have the same opportunity no matter who we are or where we're from or what we look like or who we love. >>reporter: tonight the most popular ex-president will take center stage and party leaders here are hoping bill clinton will fire up the crowd and push voters to reelect obama. live in charlotte, i'm sandra endo, back to you. >>> let's talk about what's going on right now because we do have just a few showers mainly back off towards the west in western maryland. there is one lone shower trying to pop up around harford county just to the north of bel aire. garrettsville getting some sprinkles in across the area, nothing heavy whatsoever. still a few sprinkles around towson, and, again, the heaviest stuff if you're traveling towards western maryland, we're seeing it toward
by poking fun at the president's global strategy, including the congresswoman michele bachmann. >> president obama needs to get his priorities straight. what he needs to do is cancel his interview with david letterman, cancel his meeting with beyonce and jay-z and  instead agree to meet with the prime minister of is israel benjamin netanyahu. >> and they released a statement right after paul roin's speech saying his the p and dishonest. this was president obama's message for the american people. >> what i want all of you to know is that we're going to bring those who killed our fellow americans to justice. [ applause ] >> reporter: and earlier today the president attended a ceremony for the victims of the libya attack. he is set to go back out on the campaign trail on monday with two spots, both happening in ohio. >>> and mitt romney also had some strong words today for president obama when it comes to the debate. what can you tell us about that? >> he is in the middle of preparing for these debates and it was really just last week that he was practicing along the ohio senator. he is step
. >> thank you. >>> michelle obama tonight. diane and i will have full convention coverage beginning at 10:00 p.m. eastern. >>> we're going to switch overseas to prince harry making his first public appearance since all of those wild photos were splashed all over the internet. he was in a suit at a charity event. and abc's lama hasan has the details. >> reporter: two weeks after the bare-naked scandal, the prince appeared at an event honoring children with life-threatening illnesses. he was cheerful, coy and clothed. >> never being shy to come forward, i'll give it a go. [ laughter ] >> reporter: the palace hadn't planned the function as image rehab. but it couldn't come at a better time. letting harry be harry. >> you're fun, dedicated, magnificent, and fun again. >> reporter: many in the audience was left wondering if he was describing the children or himself. but it's little alex logan who delivered the best line, telling itn hours earlier, what he hoped to say to the prince. >> glad you got your clothes on, prince harry. >> reporter: before logan could do that, the prince got there fir
and hollywood. michelle obama, bill clinton, the president himself, to superstars like mary j. blige, eva longoria. >> we're not divided. >> reporter: the president's top strategists making the rounds of sunday's talk shows. >> their campaign is built on a tripod of lies. a welfare take that is untrue. the suggestion that we're raiding medicare, absolutely untrue. >> reporter: as the democrats r56r7 up for their prime time moment, many are bashing last week's convention. >> he said it was a mistake to end the war in iraq and bring our warriors home. >> reporter: and it's chatter over one of the most memorable moments of the convention goes on the. that conversation between clint eastwood and the empty chair representing president obama with the president saying yesterday, he's still a huge clint eastwood fan. >> it's been dubbed the clipt moment. thank you, cecilia vega. for more, we go to jake tapper in washington. good morning, jake. >> reporter: good morning, lara, how are you? >> good. i want to start with the incident with the two allegedly drunken delegates. not the way the obama ca
are the 99%. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama arrives here in charlotte today. and last week she told david letterman she hopes americans tune into the conventions because pob, paula, she said that's when the campaign begins. >> though she admitted she didn't watch the rnc at all. >> true. >> she knows what they're going to say. >> karen, question for you. obama and biden really burning up the frequent flier miles during the battleground states. what's on the agenda today? >> they really want to steal back the spotlight. biden in michigan today. a critical state for them. the president in ohio today. he is going there, a state they're paying a lot of attention to. both campaigns are really pouring a lot of resources in. but rob, you will like this one, have hey little detour. heading down to louisiana later today. he is going to meet with officials there to survey the flood damage and get a briefing on how things are going. chance for him to look presidential, but, rob, paula, remember, mitt romney did it last week. he beat hem to it when he went down last friday. >> he did. got a jum
-bye. >>> good friday morning thanks for joining us. i am megan pringle. first lady michelle obama will be in baltimore atedding a private campaign event at morgan state at the murphy fine arts center at 3. tickets from 250 to $1,000. the price for students only $25. later on tonight she will appear at another fund-raiser. time for a check on your weather. here's meteorologist lynette charles. >> good morning. we have a beautiful day. i snuck out to get fresh air and it's absolutely gorgeous outside. we can see annapolis right now. plenty of blue skies and that will continue through the morning but we will see a few clouds moving in as we go into the afternoon. the temperature right now in annapolis coming in at 68. and that air is nice and dry. maryland's most powerful radar is dry. take advantage of today because wool see some rain pushing in here tomorrow afternoon. and as we go through today's afternoon, i am calling it partly cloudy with temperatures coming in at 79. and here's emic check of the 7- day forecast as fall begins tomorrow and we will have storm abc2 timesaver traf
to marry michelle obama. >> reporter: clinton had two basic arguments. one, that while the republicans are intransigent, the president, like him, is all about cooperation, having named republicans and formerivals to his cabinet. >> heck. he even appointed hillary. >> reporter: point two, that the president, like him, supports economic principles that will work. while the republicans do not. the former president had several other points to make. >> the republican argument against the president's re-election was actually pretty simple. we left him a total mess. he hasn't cleaned it up fast enough. so, fire him and put us back in. >> reporter: former president clinton and the arena gave an answer to the question that obama campaign officials seemed to stumble on earlier this week. >> but are we better off than we were when he took office? >> reporter: afterwards, president obama electrified the audience by surprising them by joining president clinton on stage. offering a bro hug and a personal presidential applause for a former rival, to which the former president said simply, thanks. of
mentioned jobs ten times more than obama. so the distinction there. but i think, it was, a solid, solid speech, but those speeches beforehand from former president bill clinton and michelle, that was a tough act to follow. >> they don't have burden of being in office. joe can come out swinging. clinton can come out swinging. they do the dirty work. the president has to appear presidential and take the high road. a few good solid body shots at romney. it wasn't the full frontal that i think you saw in other cases here. he did focus heavily on foreign policy. that was i think a rebuttal to romney, not mentioning afghanistan, the war at all in his speech first time in 52 years, war has not been in the speech. that's why it is so heavy. again, let the analyses continue all day today. right. and, to join our active online discussion about the democratic national convention, do so on our facebook page, wnnfans.com. >>> now to the bizarre turn of events for one airline passenger. the man was flying home to texas to celebrate his 29th birthday with family and friends. that's when police got a t
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